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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 People

    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    I thought I had this under control.

    I really did. But sum things snapped and I don't know what or why. I feel rational and my mind seem clear but I have this overwhelming desire to die. I have been planning when, when and how. I want to give my mom a great christmas and new year. Them my 1st lot of holiday...
    freakyfish36 freakyfish36 26-30 Nov 15, 2014

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    diagnosed at about the age of 15

    if I'm remembering correctly ( i'm 31 now) . I'm doing a lot better than in my teens and early 20s( suicidal thoughts but no self harm or suicide attempts). Even though I am doing better, I I still struggle with the feelings of not wanting to do anything, wondering what the...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I remember thinking I was so depressed or sad all the time a couple years ago... Little did I know that I wasn't even close to the worst of it. Now, I suffer from sleeping too much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I'm not very good at opening up to others but in hopes to make a new friend, here I am. I'm a weird individual. I think so, anyway. I don't have a lot of real friends but I guess...
    LadyApfel LadyApfel 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I got this app to get help from people similar to me. Please, if you need someone to talk to I am here.
    camjuan camjuan 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    I've noticed that all I do is look for anything depressing like music and movies and etc its like my mind wants to be depressed :( if that makes any sense
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    Is it just me? Cuz Facebook depresses the **** outta me seeing people my age and that I know having parties and chilling with friends and significant others and I'm just sitting...
    cameroncampbell cameroncampbell 18-21, M 1 Response May 16

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    My body feels heavy. I struggle to pick up my feet and be productive. My head aches 24/7 and my back is constantly sour. I'm only at peace when I sleep. I thought about suicide...
    Grace1077 Grace1077 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had meningococcal meningitis with septicaemia when I was 14, it's been over 26years since having meningitis and for many years now I have been asking doctors if my health...
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F May 9

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    Ever since i was about 11 i have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years i suffered in silence until one day it became too much and thought about suicide and almost went...
    yvette20 yvette20 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a 26 year old female suffering from SLE with organ involvement, hypertension and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Oct 2014 when we (me and my rheumatologist...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 22-25, F May 13

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    Hi everyone I suffer from fibrfibromyalgia and a lot of other health problems and don't understand why I have NO family or friends support I fell so loanly 😭
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I've daydreamed as long as I can remember. I've recently told my wife about it but she's been the only person I've ever talked about it with. I'm not entirely sure all the ways it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I've daydreamed as long as I can remember. I've recently told my wife about it but she's been the only person I've ever talked about it with. I'm not entirely sure all the ways it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I just realized few days ago that what I have been suffering from for years has a name ,I have been experiencing the symptoms since I was 5 I didn't know what exactly it is but it...
    NouraAh NouraAh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Firstly, i'm really sorry about my english:PIt's just that i had to google it my symptoms and it led me here, it really feels home:) I'm happy that i'm not the only one who...
    Cherryblossomdays Cherryblossomdays 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    when i was 14 years old i thought i had it all, thought my life was perfect, had good friends an good boyfriend an everything. I got in the wrong friendship with someone who lied...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I think something so important to remember about depression is that it's not necessarily the same for everyone. I am so sick of being told that I can't be depressed because...
    L382 L382 22-25, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I have felt like I have carried extra weight on my shoulders for years. I don't know what it is like to feel free and exhilarated.Jobs have depressed me the most in my life. I feel...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 2 Responses May 12

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    so today has been pretty ******* bad just constantly mood changes to happy to completely sad - scared the doctor put me on anti depression medicine i feel like life just keeps...
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M May 18

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Am a 23 year old male in college and i struggle with shyness.social anxiety and depression.this led to another problem of isolation and anger.The anger mostly stems from not being...
    oteki1 oteki1 22-25, M Apr 27

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    I am 19 have had severe depression my whole life with only a few breaks from it in gaps throughout the years it never seems to go away everything good is just a temporary high it...
    cameroncampbell cameroncampbell 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    it started when i was 9. I dont know how to get out from it. I think im pulling my boyfiend down with me. we dated for 2.5yrs now. I even get confused about staying with him or not...
    homerbonner homerbonner 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think ive hit a point in my depression where theres no getting out. i took my medicine but i cant control it anymore. all i can say is, please pray for me. im having suicide...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    At first it was just anxiety. I went to therapy for that and gradually got better. I'm still fighting it and it's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do and continue to do...
    Grinfinches Grinfinches 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    For 15 years now and I know that the math would say I was 7 when it started and some people would say what would I have to be depressed about but in school and home my life wasn't...
    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    How can you over come anxiety and depression? I try so hard but nothing ever seams to change. I stopped taking my medication because it was only temperary releaving the pain...
    jefjames15 jefjames15 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know what to do anymore I'm sinking more and more each day I'm isolating myself more I'm drowning myself in music yet I don't cut I crave the feeling of blood dripping out...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I have a hard time explaining this. so be ready. I've been a Maladaptive Daydreamer since I was about... 9 or 10. I went through a lot of trauma when I was young, and it left a...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3